Date: 16th January 2015 at 6:59pm
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Manager Paul Tisdale has said he’s looking forward to facing Mansfield this weekend, and he’s hoping we get some revenge following our earlier league defeat to them.

Back in September our loss put us bottom of the table, and we meet them again just two points shy of the play off spots following our change in form in the main as the first start of the season came to a close.

However recently our four consecutive defeats have held us back and the gaffer told the Official Site that clearly we need to get out of that dip, and that needs to really start this weekend but he accepts that during a season you have ups and down and he’s trying not to get carried away with it.

‘In a long season, you aren’t going to get a straight line towards where you hope to finish. You’ve going to get variances in form and results – and there are so many variables involved, it’s not just down to one thing.’

Tisdale goes on to say that the variables can be the conditions, changes in personnel with injuries, or simply the form of the opposition on the day, so for him it’s not two dimensional, it’s very complex and the only way through it sometimes is to accept it and not over analyse and just continue to believe that doing what was successful before will become successful again, as long as you iron out obvious errors.

‘I’ve been doing it long enough to realise that you don’t become a very bad team in the space of a fortnight. There’s a lot of good things about our game, and there’s no point going back over the last three games trying to rectify those problems, because it’s gone. We’ve got to look at the shortest route to get back on track and that’s what we work on.’

One thing bouying Tisdale though was that our last three performances haven’t been reflected by the results so he knows that we are playing well, and that will mean the results will turn in our favour again, and with the team almost returning to full fitness, there are options and he’s not afraid to shake things up to try and get a fresh impetus.